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The progressive farmer and southern farm gazette. (Starkville, Miss.) 1910-1920, March 19, 1910, Image 11

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we have still a long road to travel
before we shall have reached the
a.most absolute immunity from this
plague established by our foreign
neighbors, Germany. France, and
Austria. Of ten of the largest for
eign cities all of which suffered se
verely during smallpox epidemics
during the seventies, five large Ger
man cities, having rigorous vaccina
tion and quarantine laws since that
time, have reduced their smallpox
figures to nn Infinitesimal number
—while London, where there is no
re-vaccination law and where the
vaccination Is poorly enforced, still
loses more cases from smallpox than
any of the five German towns. Since
the enactment of vigorous vaccina
tion and re-vaccination laws in Ger
many In 187 4. the enormous German
army with all the attendant fatigue
and privation has suffered one death
from smallpox between that year and
1884. During the Franco-Prussian
War the German army sustained by
far the fewest losses from smallpox
throughout the years of war. al
though It was constantly la contact
with th* population in Franc* which
was suffering at that time very con
siderably from the disease. When
w* compare these facts with fright
ful epidemics of smallpox In our own
country In times of peace w* are
forced to a humiliating admission as
to the inefficiency of our health regu
lations. One meets frequently a stub
born prejudice against vaccination
among Intelligent, thinking people, a
prejudice the cause of which would
be Interesting to know. Since the
Introduction of compulsory vaccina
tion In certain countries careful sta
tistics have been eo I looted to show
that no Increase of certain illness or
general mortality attributable as a
consequence baa been shown.
Iosm Preceatftoas la Regard to Vac
1 have occasionally heard the re
mark. "I should rather risk a case
of smallpox than be vaccinated.” In
the light of our present knowledge of
the subject there Is no risk connected
with vaccination. Performed in a
sanitary manner with vaccine of un
questioned purity, under sanitary
conditions followed by sanitary treat
meat It Is a perfectly simple proeees
and attendant evil effects are not to
be expected. Doubtless, many of ua
can cite Instances of disagreeable re
sults following vaccination, bat when
the details are known the trouble
has. almost without exception, pro
ceeded from careless methods upon
the part of the operator or Improper
care of the wound after vaccination.
It Is surprising to know how rarely
a shield or protection of any kind Is
worn over the wound which Is won
derfully accessible to dust and Infec
tion from the clothing.
"Every year In the United States
alone 260.000 people die of preventa
ble diseases. That means 690 every
day, 29 every hour and one every two
minutes. In four years this amounts
to one million preventable deaths.
The cost of all this. Including loss of
life, loss of time and doctors’ bills
amounts to over 9400,000,000 per
year." Looking at these facta as they
stand, our Intelligent home makers
who undoubtedly have the burden of
responsibility, the management of our
sick, can 111 afford to heed traditional
superstitions or rely upon hearsay
methods In the campaign for better
health. In pioneer days, the fee of
life was the Indian and wild beasts.
To-day It Is the countless unseen life
that makes human flesh Its prey.
Safety lies only In making ourselves
the conquerors.
"If we have pleasant thoughts,
even when alone, we have good com
By Mr*. W. N. Hutt.
K KNOW 80 LITTLE. The knowledge of the most
learned man In the world is so very paltry and limited
when compared with what there is to be known, that we,
who have had neither the years nor the opportunity, need not be
ashamed to acknowledge ignorance and to seek enlightenment.
Nor is information the only thing to be desired. The
ability to do is just as Important. Doubtless there were fifty
men in the world who knew as much about military tactics as
did Napoleon, bat he knew and yet did. Surely also there were
others who never wrote a line, yet who knew as much of the
laws of the drama and had as keen an insight into the hearts
of men as did Shakespeare.
I/et u* learn the lesson, and when we gain knowledge of
any subject let us apply it in our daily lives. If we women,
we mothers of men, would all study personal hygiene and the
ranees and means of prevention of ordinary diseases, and put
Into practice those things we have learned, we could stamp out
of the world In twenty years, consumption, malaria, typhoid,
bookworm, scourges of bolls, most ef our infantile and children’s
diseases, with their resultant trains of weakened body or mind.
The body Is the home of the soul. Should we not keep it pure,
strong and undefiled?
Did we know more of human nutrition, statistics tell us
that 80 per cent of the babies who die under two years of age
need not end their little spaas of life. Many wrecked homes,
many divorces, many crimes have been traced directly to a bad
digestion, the result of wrong methods of cooking. When
women understand the structure and composition ef our ordi
nary foods, they are not going to make fundamental mistakes
in cooking.
When all the farm homes are equipped with water systems,
staka, bathrooms, small kitchens, well stored with all obtainable
labor savers, good sewing machines, washing machines and
churns, run by water power, and every other device that saves
strength, there will be fewer broken-down old women who
should be Just in the prime of life fit chums and companions
for the growing eon and daughter—fewer doctors* bills, less
patent medicine, but there will be more wholesome, healthy
laughter, and life will he richer and more worth living.
Prof. Beyer Tells of Insect's Relation
to Disease.
Spring Is coming. Already In our
midst the house fly. the dirty fly, the
typhoid and cholera Infantum fly, will
soon swarm In thousands and mil
lions, unless precautions are taken.
The house fly, whom we were taught
In eur childhood to treat with kind
ness, has been exposed. Its habits
are filthy. It breeds in stables and
garbage palls and carries the filth It
revels In and trasks It across the
sugar, the butter and the beefsteak.
It paddles Its horrid feet, gummed
with the vilest rotting matter. In the
baby's milk. The doctors have de
clared war on the house fly. It prob
ably disseminates every disease. It
is a nuisance. It must be extermin
ated. In an age of knowledge,
screens and cheap disinfectants there
Is no excuse for flies In any house
hold. Clean up your premises. Get
rid of breeding places of flies and
yon will get rid of flies.
There is no family so poor It can
not afford to soreen its home. Screens
will turn away all flies as well as
mosquitoes. The unscreened house,
In other words. Is a dangerous thing,
and screens on windows and outside
doors are an excellent Investment
from several points of view.—Prof.
George E. Beyer.
How to Grow the Finest Sweet Peas.
A rioh sandy loam, good seed, en
thusiasm, good culture, a well-drain
ed situation, will produce them, says
The Housekeeper. Excavate trenches
the wfdth of a shovel, to the depth of
a foot Fill In a couple of Inches
with broken stone, on which put the
soil, which should be the richest pos
sible sandy loam. Use no fresh ma
nure unless It be well-rotted—a soil
that has been heavily manured the
year before Is an Ideal one. Plant
the seed In a double row, 4 Inches
apart and 3 inches apart in the row.
Merely press the seed beneath the
surface, and when the plants have
caught on the wire netting between
the rows, pull the soil up around
them, but keep It loose. Cultivate
with the hoe often, and after the
buds appear. If weather Is dry, water
freely and spray the vines with a
hard stream to keep down the red
spider If It appears. Plant as early
as possible.
A Prayer for Every Day.
Keep us, 0 God, from pettiness;
let us be large In thought, In word,
In deed.
Let us be done with fault-finding
and leave off self-seeking.
May we put away all pretense and
meet each other face to face, wlthont
self-pity and without prejudice.
May we never be hasty In Judg
Here Is Something New
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ment, and always generous.
better impulses, straightforward and
Let us take time for all things;
make us grow calm, serene, gentle.
Grant that we may realize it is the
little things that create differences;
that in the big things of life we are
as one.
And may we strive to touch and
to know the great common woman
heart of us all, and let us not forget
to be kind.—Selected.
We will md
direct from oar
Foe to rjr, any
Cornish piano or
organ that you may
■elect from oar
the dtatlnet
understanding that
If the Instrument
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expectations you
will be under no
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orer to keep It,
end that the
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If the Instru
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prove better
value for the
money than you
can get any
where else—If It
Is not as good an
Instrument aa
you can buy for
one-third more
than we ask—If
at any time
wtthln a rear
yon feel that
you have not a
good bargain,
■end It back; we
won’t find one
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with your decis
ion, and you
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Don't think of buying before reading it. It is the
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